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Title: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 29, 2017, 04:39:58 PM
Yeah I ripped this off from Chris Loesch on twitter but I thought it was a cool question.

A. Alice Cooper 1971

B. The Eagles 1973

C. Azealia Banks 2011

D. Rihanna 2016

Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 29, 2017, 04:41:38 PM
My personal favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1S5LjPsc4
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: the_doc on July 29, 2017, 05:05:40 PM
I prefer "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train," by Guy Clark.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFb1lGMvS3I
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: dfwgator on July 29, 2017, 05:06:33 PM
You mean it isn't "Despacito"?
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: endicom on July 29, 2017, 05:07:46 PM
A poll on this?

When will you come to your senses?
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Suppressed on July 29, 2017, 05:14:11 PM
My favorite...
Desperadoes under the Eaves, by Warren Zevon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFDgl8TnUE
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Wingnut on July 29, 2017, 05:20:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqzdHZOwdlY&ab_channel=JoshSamara
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Wingnut on July 29, 2017, 05:23:29 PM
Desperado Love~Conway Twitty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb_Teu5yelE&ab_channel=DirtOnTheSkirt
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: 240B on July 29, 2017, 05:35:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENf8US668x8
Title: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Wingnut on July 29, 2017, 05:40:54 PM
Cripplecreek's post with a voting poll!
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: truth_seeker on July 29, 2017, 06:34:38 PM
Nothing even close, to the Eagles' Frey and Henley 1973 hit.

It also marked the start of their song writing together.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on July 29, 2017, 06:44:26 PM
You're a notch and I'm a legend.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 29, 2017, 06:49:06 PM
You're a notch and I'm a legend.

Its just a cool tune.

Step into the street by sundown
Step into your last goodbye
You're a target just by living
Twenty dollars will make you die
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: dfwgator on July 29, 2017, 07:10:32 PM
(http://49.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1nve3268e1r00g1wo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: andy58-in-nh on July 29, 2017, 07:39:02 PM
I prefer "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train," by Guy Clark.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFb1lGMvS3I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFb1lGMvS3I)
That is such a great song, as are so many of Guy Clark's songs. I was devastated when he passed away last year. I discovered him only about 10 years ago, and his music is now imprinted on my soul. God bless him.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: andy58-in-nh on July 29, 2017, 07:43:32 PM
(http://49.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1nve3268e1r00g1wo1_500.gif)
The Dude abides. :beer:
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: the_doc on July 29, 2017, 07:53:15 PM
That is such a great song, as are so many of Guy Clark's songs. I was devastated when he passed away last year. I discovered him only about 10 years ago, and his music is now imprinted on my soul. God bless him.
Yes, it's a great song.  Guy wrote it but didn't record it until 1975, I think.  Jerry Jeff Walker (the Progressive Country/Outlaw artist who wrote and performed "Mister Bojangles) actually appears to have recorded Guy's song a couple of years earlier than Guy--but I like Guy's version better.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Gefn on July 29, 2017, 08:52:18 PM
It was a funny episode on Seinfeld.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: bigheadfred on August 02, 2017, 08:35:26 PM
In honor of the POTUS-aka-"Desperado"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7leQB_Oe_k

Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: roamer_1 on August 02, 2017, 08:46:06 PM
Eagles - Desperado, of course. without a near second.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: roamer_1 on August 02, 2017, 08:47:39 PM
Unless it's this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpbiCVmjfrU
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: bigheadfred on August 02, 2017, 08:53:36 PM
Unless it's this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpbiCVmjfrU

+1
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: libertybele on August 02, 2017, 08:54:09 PM
Eagles - Desperado, of course. without a near second.

Definitely - Eagles, hands down. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_aQXaskEsI
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: thackney on August 03, 2017, 08:59:50 AM
Eagles - Desperado, of course. without a near second.

The public videos appear to all be pulled, but Vince Gill's tribute at the Grand Ole Opry to Glenn Frey, singing Desperado, may be a near second.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: catfish1957 on August 22, 2017, 01:27:50 AM
Nothing even close, to the Eagles' Frey and Henley 1973 hit.

It also marked the start of their song writing together.

Sorry but I find pre-76 Eagles stuff sappy pre-country yawners. Again, just my taste though.

It took the addition Joe Walsh give them an edge and to turn them into a great band.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Slip18 on August 31, 2017, 05:08:51 PM
I am a newbie, and I am lost.  How do I get to the Sports  (baseball) thread.

I saw this, and my vote is Linda Ronstadt of the Stone Ponies, but OI dislike her.  Saw her in a very small concert hall in Huntington Beach, CA.  She could sing that song and make you cry.

But she dated the Jesuit Brother not to be Jerry Brown.  So I absolutely cannot vote for her.  My vote is null and void.

Could someone point me to where I want to go?  Pretty please?
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: roamer_1 on August 31, 2017, 05:17:29 PM

Could someone point me to where I want to go?  Pretty please?

Hello @Slip18
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,245945.0/topicseen.html

You can always poke 'home' at the top of the page, and weed down through the categories.
or poke your profile at the top, then 'show posts' and go back through your last post to whatever thread.

Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Ghost Bear on August 31, 2017, 05:41:42 PM
Aww... no love for the Clint Black cover? Oh well.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: endicom on August 31, 2017, 05:55:35 PM
I hope Judy Collins doesn't see this thread.
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Slip18 on August 31, 2017, 08:41:47 PM
Roamer, @roamer_1 thank you ever so much.  I got a bit confused!
Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: LateForLunch on September 01, 2017, 01:18:00 PM
I am a newbie, and I am lost.  How do I get to the Sports  (baseball) thread.

I saw this, and my vote is Linda Ronstadt of the Stone Ponies, but OI dislike her.  Saw her in a very small concert hall in Huntington Beach, CA.  She could sing that song and make you cry.

But she dated the Jesuit Brother not to be Jerry Brown.  So I absolutely cannot vote for her.  My vote is null and void.

Could someone point me to where I want to go?  Pretty please?

I think she turned queer after dating Moonbeam (understandable). She never dated again after that relationship except Jim Carrey for awhile (and he's not really a man, more like a child who never grew up). She claims (and Carrey admits) that they never had sexual relations. So it was platonic with Carrey (heh) IOW, he was her "beard".

Now, I'm not saying that she necessarily deserved to be punished severely for all of the monumentally idiotic things she said both on stage and off over the years. But she has Parkinson's disease now and claims that she can't sing any more.

I know she developed a severe eating disorder and put on about 100 lbs at one point. I guess joy in life is hard to find in anything except gorging yourself on food when you make a point to find things to be angry and miserable about every day (as leftists are want) and have no normal interest in love-making.

I think she's a good example of what happens when people are raised with money in Mexifornia (her family was very rich) they become loaded with "liberal guilt" and that makes them both insufferably ignorant/opinionated and prone to gross stupidity.

I think Jerry Brown is one of the craziest people in the world. The fact that he is governor instead of locked up somewhere in a mental institution is a mystery to me. I remember how he started screaming at a news conference one time because two conservative radio talk show personalities (John and Ken) had been mercilessly mocking him for his opinions on Climate  Change. He got all red in the face and accused them of being "insane" because they laughed at his somber faced insistence that the people of California had to "save the planet" by spending at least $25 K per animal to put fart-collection devices on the backs of every dairy and beef cow in Mexifornia. SCREAMED with wild eyed hatred that John and Ken were "out of their minds". Uh, huh. Right. Sure, Jerry. They're the ones who are insane...

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Title: Re: Poll: Greatest song named "Desperado"
Post by: Jazzhead on September 01, 2017, 01:20:18 PM
The clear winner for me - Desparados Waiting for a Train,  in the version by Jerry Jeff Walker.  A song that's moved me for over 40 years, and will, I'm sure, until the day that sumbitch comes.     



Quote
Yeah I played the Red River Valley
He'd sit in the kitchen and cry
Run the fingers through seventy years of livin'
"Wonder, if every well he'd drilled gone dry?"
We was friends, me and this old man
Desperados waitin' for a train
Desperados waitin' for a train


Soon as I could walk he'd take me with him
To a place called the Green Frog Cafe
There was old men with beer guts and dominoes
Lying 'bout their lives while they played
And I was just a kid, they all called me Sidekick
Desperados waitin' for a train
Desperados waitin' for a train


Yeah he's a drifter, he's a driller of oil wells
He's an old school man of the world
He taught me how to drive his car when he's too drunk to
And he'd wink and give me money for the girls
And our lives was like, some old Western movie
Desperados waitin' for a train
Desperados waitin' for a train


One day I looked up and he's pushin' eighty
He's got brown tobacco stains all down his chin
To me he's one of the heroes of this country
So why's he all dressed up like them old men
Just drinkin' beer and playin' Moon and Forty-two
Like a desperado waitin' for a train
Like a desperado waitin' for a train


The day before he died I went to see him
Yeah I was grown and he was almost gone
We closed our eyes and dreamed us up a kitchen
We played another verse of that old song
Yeah Jack you know, that son-of-a-bitch is comin'


Like desperados waitin' for a train
Like desperados waitin' for a train
Like desperados waitin' for a train
Like desperados waitin' for a train
Desperados waitin' for a train